8301.0.55.001 - Manufacturing Production, Australia, Mar 2005  
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1 This publication presents estimates of production of selected manufacturing commodities for Australia.


2 Data presented in this publication are collected from ABS surveys of manufacturing production.

3 Production statistics sourced from ABS manufacturing production surveys are not collected from single establishment manufacturing businesses with fewer than four persons employed, nor from establishments predominantly engaged in non-manufacturing activities but which may carry out some manufacturing in a minor way. However, in general, the contribution of these small producers to statistical aggregates is only marginal, and data contained in this publication provide reliable information for the evaluation of movements in commodity production.


4 ABS publications draw extensively on information provided freely by individuals, businesses, governments and other organisations. Their continued cooperation is very much appreciated: without it, the wide range of statistics published by the ABS would not be available. Information received by the ABS is treated in strict confidence as required by the Census and Statistics Act 1905.


5 Other ABS publications which may be of interest are:

      Australian Industry, 2001-2002 and 2002-2003 (cat. no. 8155.0)
      Electricity, Gas, Water and Sewerage Operations, Australia, 2001-2002 and 2002-2003 (cat. no. 8226.0)
      Manufacturing, Australia, 2002 (cat. no. 8225.0)
      Manufacturing Industry, Australia, 2001-2002 and 2002-2003 (cat. no. 8221.0)
      Manufacturing Industry, Australia, Preliminary, 2000-01 (cat. no. 8201.0)


6 Some annual manufacturing production series which mainly relate to textiles, clothing and footwear are published in the September quarter issues of this publication.


7 More detailed breakdowns and other commodity items collected by the ABS are available on request for a charge. Items for which additional production data are available are:

      cars and station wagons
      children's footwear
      clay bricks (for structural purposes)
      clay bricks (for other than structural purposes)
      concrete bricks, blocks and pavers
      cotton broadwoven fabric
      lawn mowers
      man-made fibre broadwoven fabric
      men's footwear
      Portland cement and cement clinkers
      ready mixed concrete
      roofing tiles
      selected clothing
          knitted sweatshirts and sloppy-joes
          knitted underwear
          long jeans
          men's and boys' knitted cardigans, jumpers, sweatshirts and sloppy joes
          men's and boys' shirts
          men's and boys' shorts
          men's and boys' trousers
          men's and boys' woven coats, blazers and jackets
          men's complete suits
          men's industrial overalls
          tracksuits and sweatsuits
          women's and girls' knitted cardigans, jumpers, sweatshirts and sloppy joes
          women's and girls' overalls, slacks and other long trousers
          women's and girls' shirts and blouses
          women's and girls' woven coats, blazers and jackets
      synthetic fibre yarn
      textile floor coverings
      water heaters
      women's footwear
      wool broadwoven fabric
      wool yarn

8 For further information, please contact Graeme Thomas on Adelaide 08 8237 7536.

9 The value of sales for commodities produced (classified in accordance with the Manufacturing Input-Output Commodity Classification) is collected in the annual manufacturing industry survey, and is available on request for a charge. For further information, please contact John Ridley on Sydney 02 9268 4541.